Joanne E. Mantell, PhD

Member, Intervention Science Core
Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Phone: (646) 774-6951

Joanne E. Mantell, PhD, a public health researcher, is a Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and a Research Scientist at the HIV Center, where she is an Investigator with the Intervention Science Core. 

Affiliated with the HIV Center since 1999, she has worked extensively in the US as well as in Nigeria, South Africa, and China. Currently, Dr. Mantell is the Principal Investigator of studies on the integration of sexual and reproductive health and HIV care and medical male circumcision in South Africa, and a co-investigator on studies of women in antenatal clinics and men in Lesotho and men who have sex with men in South Africa. In recent years, she has also conducted studies of immigrant religious organizations in New York, anal sex practices among women and men in South Africa, female condom use among tertiary women students in South Africa, HIV risk among migrant entertainment industry workers in Eastern China, and on training service providers in dual protection counseling in China. Current research interests focus on the integration of sexual/reproductive health and HIV care services, fertility intentions of HIV+ women and men, acceptability and uptake of biomedical HIV prevention strategies (female condom, microbicides, medical male circumcision, PrEP), HIV prevention for transgender women, and structural interventions to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition/transmission, especially for female and male sex workers.


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BA - 1964 - French

Columbia University, New York, NY
MS - 1966 - Social Work

University of California, Los Angeles, CA
MSPH - 1977 - Public Health/Behavioral Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles, CA
PhD - 1982 - Public Health/Behavioral Sciences


1980-1981: Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1983-1985: Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA

1985: Research Associate, "Resource Utilization by AIDS Patients in the Acute Care Hospital," funded by Blue Cross to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Nursing, New York, NY

1987-1992: Senior Research Scientist, New York City Department of Health, Division of AIDS Program Services, AIDS Research Unit, Bureau of Disease Intervention Research, New York, NY

1992-1994: Principal Investigator, Perinatal HIV Infection and HIV Risk Reduction and Testing Studies, Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc., New York, NY

1993-1999: Consultant, Psychosocial/Qualitative Assessment Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1993-2002: Lecturer, Columbia University School of Public Health, Division of Sociomedical Sciences, New York, NY

1994-1999: Principal Investigator, Evaluation of HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

1995-1996: Consultant, HIV/AIDS and STD Programme, Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

1997: Consultant, JSI/SEATS and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Association, Harare, Zimbabwe

1998-2002: Consultant and Co-Principal Investigator, Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Ibadan, Nigeria

1999-2000: Consultant, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

1999-present: Research Scientist, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

2000-2001: Consultant, The Population Council/HORIZONS

2000-2004: Consultant, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

2000-present: Senior Research Associate, Center for Adherence Support Evaluation, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

2001: Consultant, NGO Networks for Health, Washington, DC, "Delivering Integrated FP/HIV/STI Services", Lusaka, Zambia

2002-2009: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY

2002: Consultant, The Population Council, NY. "Condom Programming"

2004-2005: Consultant, New York Academy of Medicine

2007-present: Honorary Professor, Nanjing College for Population Programme Management, Nanjing, China

2009-2011: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY

2011-present: Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry New York, NY